Pennington, N.J. / Hopewell Valley Central
At Delaware: Will challenge for additional time in the outfield after starting 16 games during his first season in Newark.
2011: Saw action in 36 games during the year, including 16 starts during his freshman campaign • roped 12 hits during the year while also scoring a dozen runs and knocking in 12 • made an impact immediately, driving in a run during his debut against UNC Greensboro on February 18 before scoring his first run the following day • also scored against No. 9 Arizona State after earning his first career start during the second game of a doubleheader on February 26 • recorded the first hits of his career during a 2-for-3 effort against George Mason on March 12 • that performance kicked off a season-best seven-game hitting streak • knocked in two during the series finale with the Patriots before orchestrating an outstanding effort against Hofstra one week later • posted at least one hit, run, and RBI in each of the three games against the Pride, highlighted by his first career home run during the series opener on March 18 • added his finest offensive performance of the season against Temple on March 29 • finished the day 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI during a 15-12 victory over the Owls • continued to torment Temple after adding a hit and run scored during his second meeting with the squad on May 11 • recorded 29 putouts and a pair of outfield assists during his time in the field • gunned down a runner at the plate against Hofstra on March 19, which proved to be a pivotal play during Delaware’s slim 6-5 victory over the Pride • added a second outfield assist against Temple after cutting down an Owl attempting to stretch a double into a triple in the ninth.
High School: Four-year starter at Hopewell Valley Central High School • named Mercer County Player of the Year as a senior • Colonial Valley Conference Player of the Year in 2010 • first team All-Conference and All-County in 2010 • named first team All-South Jersey and first team All-New Jersey Group III as a senior • helped team to the 2010 Central Jersey Group III Sectional Championship and a 21-10 record.
Personal: Alexander Russell "Alex" Mottle ("model") • son of Kent Mottle and Karen Haley • has two sister • both parents graduated from Delaware's Colonial Athletic Association rival Northeastern University • honor student as an exercise science major at Delaware.
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